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What if my staff members meet the criteria to be put into a pension scheme, but they don’t want to be put into one?

If you employ staff who are aged between 22 and up to state pension age, and their earnings are over £192 a week (£833 a month) you must put them into a pension scheme even if they don’t want to be put into one.

If your member of staff chooses not to remain in the pension scheme they will need to write to you to ask to leave the scheme (this is known as opting out).

Remember, automatic enrolment is your legal duty and if you don't act in time you could be fined.

Use our online tool to understand the specific steps you need to take.

The Money and Pensions Service has produced a guide for staff who are thinking of leaving their pension scheme.

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